LEWISTON, NEW YORK | In St. Kitts, a small Caribbean Island colonized by the French and English with a current population of about 40,000, the most popular sport is cricket. But Adrian Norford fell in love with golf at the age of 12.
When Norford first attended summer camps as a child – a standard practice for children of the island nation – he was introduced to many sports including football, cricket and basketball. It took quite a while before someone mentioned golf.
At the time he didn’t know what golf was. The game has always been a sport for the rich and powerful in St. Kitts. Norford didn’t come from money. According to Survey Explorer, the average annual salary in 2019 for St. Kitts residents is 40,920 East Caribbean dollars, which equates to a little more than $15,000. However, Norford was a natural who said that he learned the game in two days.
As a young teenager, Norford began to work at nearby Royal St. Kitts Golf Club, one of only two golf courses on St. Kitts and Nevis, neighboring islands that constitute one co...
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